[b-hebrew] lexicography, was physical attributes
kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Sep 8 19:31:11 EDT 2005
I see this as the same as the difference
between the masculine/feminine uses of XQ,
)BR, and over a hundred other Hebrew nouns.
CLMWT as a plural occurs several other times
in Tanakh, I count another nine times.
I count it a grammatization indicating
meaning change the same way as -chen or
-lein in German indicates "small".
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 08/09/2005 22:57, Karl Randolph wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kevin Graham" <kevlds at hotmail.com>
> >> == Similarly, CLM in Biblical Hebrew encompasses shapes that are
> >> similar or representative to another object, an imperfect copy
> >> as it were (made of gold in 1 Samuel 6) of which "shadow" is
> >> just one variety of CLM.
> >> Can you provide instances where "shadow" is to be prefered over
> >> the "image" rendering?
> > Psalm 23:4 is the most famous example, though there are several
> > other examples of the feminine use grammaticized as referring to
> > generalized shadows instead of specific ones.
> A famous example, yes, but not of CELEM, nor of a hypothetical
> feminine version of it (CALMAH?), but of a different noun, CLMWT.
> This has of course been parsed in the past as a compound CAL-MAWET
> "shadow of death", but is more probably an independent noun from
> the CLM root meaning something like "darkness", cf. its Arabic
> cognate zulmat.
> -- Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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